Manipur is strategically located in the North-eastern corner of India bordering Myanmar. Nestled in the foothills of the Eastern Himalayas, the state is considered the Gateway to South East Asia. The serene beauty of the state leaves every traveller spellbound that Pt. Jawaharlal Nehru once described the state as the ‘Land of Jewels’. Least touched and least discovered, the state is a promising tourist destination for adventure and nature lovers alike.
The State has a rich cultural past dating back to centuries. It is the birthplace of Raas Lila- a renowned form of classical dance which was created by Maharaja Bhagyachandra. Manipur is also the birthplace of modern Polo and the locals call this game ‘Sagol Kangjei’. It is a land of festivals and almost every month the people of Manipur get together to celebrate various festivals which reflects its rich culture, traditions and religious practices. Yaoshang, Gaan Ngai, Cheiraoba, Lai-Haraoba, Kang, Heikru Hidongba, Kut, Ningol Chakkouba, Mera Houchongba and Lui Ngaini are just some of the festivals celebrated by different communities in the state.
Manipur at a Glance or Facts about Manipur.
|State Emblem||Kangla Shaa|
|State Game||Manipuri Polo|
|State Flower||Shirui Lily|
|Density of Population(per Sq Km.)||82|
|Literacy Rate (Male)||86.5%|
|Literacy Rate (Female)||73.2%|
|Altitude||790 mtrs. above MSL (Imphal)|
|Latitude||23.830N to 25.680N|
|Longitude||93.030E to 94.780E|
|Rainfall||1467.5 mm (Avg.)|
|Rainy Season||May to October|